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Pros
"The solution offers so many great resources, it makes them a powerhouse in the market.""The installation is easy."

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"The most valuable features the solution offers are compliance, reliability, and information about reliability.""Compared to other vendors, like NetBrain, managing the solution is easy. They made it very user-friendly.""I use it for monitoring the entire network for the company. We oversee nodes down, we oversee devices heading up to crossing the threshold for CPU usage. We oversee power so power backups on the switches, we oversee if they're down or if they're failing. We oversee any node down or any router from any vendor.""The feature that I really enjoy is the ability to script changes across all of your devices.""It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes.""The features we find most valuable is the configuration backup automation, the configuration compliance, the security vulnerability detection and upgrading devices.""The installation is straightforward."

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Cons
"The price could be a bit lower.""We did not like SolarWinds because it was not able to communicate between UPSA and our accounting system. They should have better integration."

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"The interface of solar winds could be improved.""On NCM, reporting could be a bit better. It's completely become just one report. When I try to create a custom report, the solution just commits old server data.""The network logs could be improved. When the error logs come across with those false positive alarms in the error logs.""For each device, when you open the network performance monitor, it will give you all of the information about the device, but many of the natural configuration management features are not on that page.""Its whole architecture is a bit traditional. They can change the architecture to make it more modern and multi-tenant. Currently, we can do multi-tenancy, but we need to buy another product. Its look and feel can be improved. They can also put in more effort into building the THWACK community and use the information about various customer issues and requests to build the new releases.""The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance.""The solution could improve by being more secure."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is fair. However, it is more expensive than ConnectWise."

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"With a minimal bundle, we pay about $3000 a year in licensing costs. If you have multiple devices in your network, you must buy the bundle, which is 100% identical for your infrastructure. If you have 15 devices, you need 15 licenses, for example. That's one bundle. You don't pay for anything over and above that.""You have a base license for 50 devices, and then you can add more licenses as you go.""There is a license for the use of this solution and it is priced well, there is a lot of value for the money."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution offers so many great resources, it makes them a powerhouse in the market.
Top Answer: I'm not really on the technical side, so it's hard for me to comment on items that may be missing from the solution. There's always general room for improvement on any product, however, overall, it's… more »
Top Answer: It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes.
Top Answer: Its whole architecture is a bit traditional. They can change the architecture to make it more modern and multi-tenant. Currently, we can do multi-tenancy, but we need to buy another product. Its look… more »
Top Answer: This solution works in conjunction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. Usually, you first buy SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and then SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager. You… more »
Ranking
11th
out of 20 in Network Automation
Views
128
Comparisons
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Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
416
Rating
5.5
5th
out of 20 in Network Automation
Views
6,364
Comparisons
5,495
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
523
Rating
7.3
Comparisons
Also Known As
SolarWinds NAM
SolarWinds NCM
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Overview

Scale environments from 1,000 to tens of thousands of nodes with comprehensive performance, traffic, WAN, and switch port monitoring, automated change and configuration management, and IP address management in an integrated network automation software solution.

Before you monitor your network, configure it! A reliable and secure network starts with carefully planned, executed, and monitored network configuration and change management. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) saves time and improves network reliability and security by managing configurations, changes, and compliance for routers, switches, and other network devices from Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, Brocade, Aruba, Rukus, and more.
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Sample Customers
Maalem Financing Company, School City of Hammond
United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company23%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about SolarWinds Network Automation Manager vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is ranked 11th in Network Automation with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 5th in Network Automation with 7 reviews. SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is rated 5.6, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of SolarWinds Network Automation Manager writes "Good technical support and documentation with an easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager writes "Reliable, scalable, easy to use, good support, and offers the ability to script changes". SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is most compared with Ansible, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, Ansible and Infoblox NetMRI. See our SolarWinds Network Automation Manager vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager report.

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